Military couples will now receive equal benefits: "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the Pentagon would be granting equal benefits to gay service members and their families. [Said Hagel]: 'The department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court's decision in
consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses -- regardless of sexual orientation -- as soon as possible. That is now the law and it is the right thing to do.'"